KNOXVILLE (WATE) – World’s Fair Park is the new location for the Family Safety and Preparedness Fair scheduled for Saturday, September 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
With the increase in disasters in our area in recent years, from power outages to severe winter weather, organizers say everyone has a reason to attend. Communities that prepare for the unpredictable, from natural disasters to health scares, can quickly bounce back.
September is national preparedness month and the fair committee hopes to help families take the proper steps to become prepared for the unexpected. All individuals and families should have a plan and an emergency kit in their home. A lack of preparedness often results in too much time and money being spent on relief and recovery. We are emphasizing being prepared and ready. With numerous emergency professionals on hand at this event, community members can get answers from experts regarding any emergency situation. Booths, demos, and vendors will provide an opportunity for everyone to become more informed and self-reliant.
Children can enjoy activities such as a tornado simulator and fire safety house. Popcorn, snow cones and miniature golf will help even the youngest child enjoy the day. Vendors will be on hand with the supplies needed for your car, business, and home.
Some of the participating organizations include the American Red Cross, Knoxville Emergency Management Agency, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Knox County Health Department, and many emergency management agencies and preparedness related businesses.
The fair is a FREE event for the public. For more information, see prepfair.org, like us on Facebook: Family Safety & Preparedness Fair, Twitter @KnoxPrepFair. Join the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/749615181822177/.